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Court to Announce Decision in Yahaya Bello’s Legal Case Against EFCC



Court to Announce decision in Yahaya Bello's legal case against EFCC
Wema Bank Alat

Court to Announce decision in Yahaya Bello’s legal case against EFCC




The legal battle between former Governor Yahaya Bello and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken another turn as the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court is set to deliver a ruling on May 10 regarding Bello’s application to set aside the arrest warrant issued against him.



In a recent court proceeding, Justice Emeka Nwite scheduled the date for the ruling after hearing arguments from both parties. The EFCC’s counsel, Kemi Pinheiro, and Bello’s lawyer, Adeola Adedipe, presented their respective cases in the motion.



The judge issued the arrest warrant on April 17 after the EFCC’s lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, filed an ex parte application. Subsequently, the EFCC sought permission for substituted service of its charges and evidence against Bello on April 18, after Bello’s lead counsel, Abdulwahab Mohammed, refused to accept the documents in open court.



During the court proceedings, Adedipe requested that the court set aside the arrest warrant, arguing that it was issued before the charges were presented. He contended that the warrant should be revoked on its own accord, without the need for a formal request from the parties involved.



Pinheiro, on the other hand, maintained that Bello must be physically present in court before any application can be considered, given the nature of the criminal case. However, Adedipe pointed out that the EFCC had also made an application after the arrest warrant was issued, which the court had granted.



As the legal battle continues to unfold, the ruling on May 10 will be a crucial moment in determining the next steps in this case. The outcome of the court’s decision will have significant implications for both Bello and the EFCC and will likely shape the direction of the proceedings moving forward.



It is clear that this legal dispute is far from over, and both parties are vigorously advocating for their respective positions. As we await the court’s ruling, it is essential to closely monitor the developments in this case and the potential implications for all parties involved. Stay tuned for updates on this important legal matter.


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